Here is a roundup of the latest incidents and bulletins from Ventura County and regional businesses:
Taco van explosion blocks Highway 101
CONEJO VALLEY — A taco van’s mechanical troubles when heading up the Conejo Grade early Sunday led to a breathtaking set of explosions that closed southbound Highway 101 for a time, officials claimed.
Propane tanks in the van exploded immediately after the auto experienced rolled backward downhill, touring the mistaken way throughout freeway lanes. No a person was wounded.
The van had pulled more than onto the southbound suitable shoulder south of Camarillo Springs Street all over 12:40 a.m. soon after dealing with a mechanical concern, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The CHP’s preliminary investigation indicates a hearth started out after the van pulled over, which launched the brakes, stated Officer Ryan Ayers of the CHP’s Moorpark business. The driver had gotten out before the van started out rolling backward down the quality.
The taco van crossed all southbound lanes and crashed into the middle median wall.
As the vehicle fireplace distribute, the heat established off a number of propane tanks utilized as cooking fuel to make tacos. The exploding tanks ripped by the van’s roof and sides, officials said.
The southbound freeway was shut for a time, with all lanes reopening soon in advance of 2:10 a.m., Ayers stated. Northbound lanes were being shut briefly.
The van fireplace was complicated to extinguish, Ayers stated, because the engine compartment held reigniting. An engine “won’t like h2o,” he reported, noting auto fires in typical are rough to put out.
In a social media article, CHP officers reminded motorists to continue to be warn though touring at night time or all-around curves, noting the incident could have had a tragic consequence if other drivers were not shelling out notice as the van lumbered out of regulate throughout the freeway.
The agency’s put up also pointed out damages: “The van and all tacos within had been absolutely destroyed.”
Entire body uncovered in Port of Hueneme
PORT HUENEME — Ventura County Sheriff’s officials ended up investigating a entire body uncovered floating confront down in the drinking water at the Port of Hueneme harbor late Tuesday afternoon.
The incident was noted shortly before 5 p.m., according to Ventura County Fireplace Department reports.
Sheriff’s investigators were being summoned around 6:15 p.m.
As of 8 p.m., investigators had identified no evidence of a crime, said sheriff’s Capt. Steve Michalec. The target was a male, he reported.
Automobile thefts hit Oxnard, Port Hueneme
OXNARD — Three car thefts in Oxnard early Tuesday — all targeting large, more mature types — have police exploring for a crew in a distinct vehicle.
The incidents comply with a string of comparable thefts in Port Hueneme more than the weekend, despite the fact that officials didn’t know whether the thefts ended up connected.
Oxnard Law enforcement Office Cpl. Enrique Alvarez explained a Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford F-250 and a Toyota Tundra have been stolen in the early early morning hours. The automobiles were being from 2002 to 2010 and may well have been stolen for their catalytic converters, he explained.
In two of the cases, video clip surveillance images confirmed a white motor vehicle that appeared to be a Ford van conversion with a modified university bus as the rear portion. A suspect can be witnessed receiving dropped off following to a car ahead of it is stolen, Alvarez said.
As of midday Tuesday, no information was accessible about the suspects, he mentioned.
In Port Hueneme, 3 substantial cars were being stolen around the weekend, mentioned Scott Matalon, a spokesman for the Port Hueneme Police Department. Two of the a few were white Ford pickup trucks employed as operate vehicles, he said. A third truck was a Chevrolet S-10 pickup. The trucks from from 2000 to 2007.
The suspect auto also appeared to be a white Ford do the job truck, he explained.
One particular of the stolen trucks has because been recovered in Los Angeles, Matalon stated.
Escaped inmate arrested
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Sheriff’s officers in Santa Barbara County found and arrested an inmate who experienced escaped from jail Sunday evening.
The escape had prompted Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s officers to find the public’s aid acquiring the gentleman, a 23-calendar year-old from Santa Maria.
On Monday night time, a female suspected of remaining an accomplice was arrested in Santa Maria, with the suspect in the end located in a San Luis Obispo motel area all over 10:30 p.m., officers claimed. He was booked into jail with bail set at practically $1.4 million.
Objects will be current if new info gets available.
This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Roundup: Exploding taco van blocked Hwy 101, auto theft blitz, much more